Many people grind or clench their teeth and often this happens during night-time sleep. Wearing a splint will help prevent this habit from wearing away teeth, breaking cusps or old fillings, causing sensitive teeth, muscle tension leading to headaches or jaw stiffness and pain. Splint designs are now more effective and comfortable than ever.
There are many reasons for tooth grinding. Here are five of them:
Bruxism is an oral habit that involves clenching and/or grinding of the teeth. It is not uncommon in our society.
Approximately 50-90% of adults experience bruxism at some stage of their lives and 15% of children also acquire this behaviour. Often this behaviour goes unnoticed by the person as they brux while they sleep or unaware of their daytime habit.
Bruxism has no single specific cause but is thought to be multifactorial: caused by a number of factors such as:
There are many signs and symptoms of bruxism. Some patients present to the dental surgery unaware of their habit while others require immediate relief.
A dentist may have examined your dentition detecting signs such as tooth wear, frcturing of the teeth and fillings and “abfraction lesions” (due to flexing of the teeth).
You may suffer from related:
The treatment of bruxism involves the effect this habit has on the body. Some people will stoop grinding and clenching all together while others will continue to brux without feeling its effects.
If you are interested in more information about grinding, and how Carnegie Dental Group can help you, please check-out our pdfs.
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